SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Launch for Transporter-1 Mission to Sunday

SpaceX has announced it has delayed its Transporter-1 mission for 24 hours.

On Saturday morning, SpaceX said, “Due to unfavorable weather, we are standing down from today’s launch; the team will continue with the countdown until T-30 seconds for data collection. Another launch attempt is available tomorrow, January 24 with a 22-minute window opening at 10:00 a.m. EST.”

Transporter-1 has dozens of microsatellites and nanosatellites, from SpaceX’s government and commercial customers onboard. It is set to break the record for the most satellites launched at once into space.

The Falcon 9 launch was prepped at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, with today’s launch window ready from 6:40am PT/9:40am ET.

Falcon 9 booster B1058-5 was to land on the autonomous drone ship, “Of Course I Still Love You”, in the Atlantic Ocean, so good weather is required for recovery of the rocket. Stay tuned as SpaceX will try again on Sunday morning.